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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Bidache - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques

A little history ...

The footprint of the Dukes of Gramont is ubiquitous in that territory, as evidenced by the beautiful ruins of the castle fortress (XII-XVIII century), a listed building.

The church contains the tombs of the Dukes of Gramont, there are also a wonderful way of the cross by artist René-Marie Castaing, Grand Prix de Rome.

The old houses of the Rue Saint Jacques remind visitors that Bidache was an independent principality until 1789, with commercial activity developed. You can always visit the old port stands and walk along the old towpath along the Bidouze.

A Jewish cemetery attests to the presence of a large Jewish community in the 17th and 18th century.

Bidache stone, very hard limestone with veins of flint called the "Tignes" by the quarrymen, represented another important resource for the township. It is still used today.

If you go through Bidache, be sure to ask the Tourist Office of audio-guides that will tell the story of the village, with commentary by Bidachots, during a walk that takes you from the castle to the stele stonemasons through the church, the fountain and the Dalai path, not to mention the typical houses of the Rue Saint-Jacques.

Geographical information

Latitude43.4834030 (N 43° 29’ 0”)
Longitude-1.1415540 (W 1° 8’ 30”)
Surface area30.43 km²
Population1362 inhabitants
Density44 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePau (82 km, 52 min)
Insee code64123
IntercommunalityCC de Bidache

Nearest cities & towns

Came3.4 km (5 min)
Bardos5.8 km (6 min)
Oeyregave7.3 km (9 min)
Guiche9 km (12 min)
Hastingues9.3 km (11 min)
Peyrehorade10 km (10 min)
Arancou10 km (12 min)
Saint-Dos10.8 km (12 min)
Sames10.8 km (15 min)
Labastide-Villefranche11.2 km (11 min)
Arraute-Charritte11.8 km (11 min)
Bergouey-Viellenave12.4 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities


Bridge Roby
Bridge Roby
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Path Tale, former walkway
Path Tale, former walkway
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Château de Gramont - Esplanade facade
Château de Gramont - Esplanade facade
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Château de Gramont - details
Château de Gramont - details
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Castle Gramont- Facade and tower
Castle Gramont- Facade and tower
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Heritage Trail from the town of Bidache
Heritage Trail from the town of Bidache
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Water Jump springboards on Lake Arroques
Sports sensations19 € Guiche (3.9 km)
Hawaiian pirogue trip in Basque Country
Sports sensations30 € Bayonne (26 km)
Rally driving on a circuit
Sports sensations15 € to 150 € Villefranque (26 km)
Rafting or sea kayaking in the Basque country
Sports sensations25 € to 50 € Itxassou (28 km)
Rafting or hydrospeed in Basque Country
Sports sensations30 € to 51 € Bidarray (29 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
La Bidouze educational trail
HikeEasy3h00Guiche (6 km)
Tour of Orx Marsh
HikeEasy2h30Orx (23 km)
Tour of Occostey with a donkey
HikeEasy3h00Irouléguy (36 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals